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The Verdict of Battle

The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War

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ISBN 9780674416871

Publication Date: 11/24/2014

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336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • A Note to the Reader
  • Introduction
  • 1. Why Battles Matter
  • 2. Accepting the Wager of Battle
  • 3. Laying Just Claim to the Profits of War
  • 4. The Monarchical Monopolization of Military Violence
  • 5. Were There Really Rules?
  • 6. The Death of Pitched Battle
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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